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What does Rebekah mean?

Rebekah [re-be-kah] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Rebekah is "to bind". Rebekah is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -kah, of Rebecca (Hebrew). Biblical: Rebekah.


Rebekah has 16 variants: Rebakah, Rebbeca, Rebbecca, Rebbecka, Rebeca, Rebecah, Rebeccah, Rebecka, Rebeckah, Rebeckia, Rebeka, Rebekha, Rebekka, Rebekkah, Rebekke and Ribecca.

Rebekah has 13 more different relations via Rebecca: Beckah, Reba, Rebba, Rebeccka, Rebecha, Rebecky, Rebeha, Rebeque, Reeba, Reveka, Revekah, Revekka and Rivkah.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Robekah, Rubekah, ..

(male) Rebeal, Rebeman, ..

How popular is Rebekah?

Rebekah is a very popular first name for females (#525 out of 4276, Top 12%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Rebekah for girls. Rebekah reached its top position of #145 in the U.S. in the year 1992, and is presently at #500. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rebekah name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rebekah outside U.S.

Prominent varying forms of Rebekah (#500 the previous year) appearing in the Top 2000 are Rebecca (#184 the previous year), Rebeca (#1271), Rebekkah, Rebekka, Rebeka, Rebeccah, Rebbecca, Reba and Rebecka. Adoption of these forms of Rebekah was common during the years 1970-1979 (average #1426) and is now much lower (#1595, 88.2%), with forms like Reba becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rebekah, Reba, Rebbecca, Rebeca, Rebecca in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rebeccah, Rebecka, Rebeka, Rebekka, Rebekkah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rebekah, Rebecca, Rebecka outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Deberah, Deborah, Debrah, Geelah, Keevah, Leelah, Leenah, Meerah, Neenah, Nevesah, Rabiah, Raenah, Reannah, Reberta, Reeda, Reena, Reesa, Reeta, Reeva, Regena, Reseda, Reubena, Rezka, Rieka, Robena, Rosenah (see Rose), Rubena, Sebinah, Seemah and Serenah. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rebekah.